Originally Posted by hands made for wood
So I am building inset shaker cabinets with my Dad for the kitchen and was wondering if anyone could give me advice or let me know of a website that might be of help. On how to make the face frame for inset cabinets and also just what they do in between cabinet boxes, thanks.
Imagine if you will behind the circled area of your picture as the spot where two cabinets are joined together.
Both cabinets with unfinished ends meeting at the center point.
Lets say the cabinet on the left has the end style connected in a normal manner. The reveal from the outside edge of the style to the unfinished end should be 1" even. (that frame part in the picture looks to be 2" wide).
The cabinet on the right does not have a style on it. And the unfinished end extends beyond the remaining frame parts by about 15/16".
When the two are brought together there is about 1/16" between the 2 unfinished ends. When you screw the boxes together the small gap will ensure the frame parts snug up nicely.
That leaves you with about 1/4" reveal from edge of frame to your unfinished end on the inside of the cabinet.
For that and other hinging options using concealed hinges check out the 2 posts I did earlier covering that.
The concealed hinge will be much easier than an exposed one as you can easily adjust the door to hang properly in the opening.
I hope this is of some help